April 2 Life-Changing Moments With God

If you return to the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths from among you, and prepare your hearts for the Lord, and serve Him only.

Father, You command me, Your child, to keep myself from idols. “Come out from among them and be separate,” You say. If I do not touch what is unclean, You will receive me. You will be a Father to me, and I shall be Your child, a child of the Lord Almighty. I cannot serve You and mammon.

So I shall worship no other god, for You, Lord, whose name is Jealous, are a jealous God. I will serve You with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for You, Lord, search my heart and understand all the intent of my thoughts.

Surely You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. For man looks at the outward appearance, but You, Lord, look at the heart. If my heart does not condemn me, I have confidence toward You, Lord God.

You know the idols that compete for my wholehearted devotion to You. Help me turn from them and serve only You.

1 Samuel 7:3; 1 John 5:21; 2 Corinthians 6:17–18; Matthew 6:24; Exodus 34:14; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Psalm 51:6; 1 Samuel 16:7; 1 John 3:21[1]


[1] Jeremiah, D. (2007). Life-Changing Moments With God (p. 105). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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